You get one chance to be a parent to your child.
You can have many careers, businesses, friends, homes, cars, handbags, even many chances to find that special partner. However, you get that one fleeting chance to be a parent to your children.
And we want to get it right, right?
After birth you receive that lovely little book at the hospital for your baby. Wow how simple I initially thought. So that’s the baby how-to book right? Sweet, nice and condensed. Ahh no. That’s the immunisation book!
So why do we need to consult the books?
Be a wisdom warrior - share your experiences
New parents who aim to learn healthy and positive child rearing techniques and information actually spread it around. Not only are they reading books, they are checking out the internet, baby forums, other media but most importantly speaking to their peers. Seeking wisdom from their own parents, family and friend’s experiences.
Plus sharing their experiences with others.
Mothers are encouraged to create their OWN style of parenting that suits THEM
Although we are bombarded with information from the doctor’s surgery to the hospital and well meaning parents, we all need to tread our own path.
Despite society's expectations that we should be a walking encyclopedia about our babies (while sleep deprived) it is a bit unrealistic.
All parenting books, media, internet, even here, should be used as advice and parents should breathe in confidence of being able to parent HOW they want and WHAT works for them. Stop exhaling stress on being perfect.